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Finis Coronat Opus - 'The end crowns the work'

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STEM is a school-based initiative for Year 7 and 8. Students rotate through a variety of specialised programs that are designed to enhance each students’ literacy, numeracy, information and computing skills and social skills. Each STEM Unit combines elements of the Technology design process, Mathematics, Science and Engineering allowing students use their individual innovation within groups to study, model and test projects constructed to solve real world problems. Projects included construction paper planes and boats, a scenario in which students use catapults to help survive the Zombie Apocalypse and building model bridges to resupply isolated communities after a major flood event scenario. New units for 2019 include computer coding, programming and using Spheros, building and testing rockets, exploring our water resources, designing and building racing cars and using maths to examine space.  Teachers leading in this program were able to attend a 5 day professional development with Sydney Universities STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy in preparation for the designing and implementation of these units.